Environmental Protection Specialist Salary

The average Environmental Protection Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $65K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,978 - $93,708
$47K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $64,896
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$46,978 - $93,708  
   
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$43,980 - $91,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Environmental Protection Specialist

Environmental protection specialists help organizations and businesses comply with environmental standards by carrying out evaluations to ensure that federal, state, and local laws are met. These specialists may work for companies, government entities, or agencies which help companies and organizations maintain environmental compliance.

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Environmental Protection Specialist Tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and report environmental data, communicating environmental impact and prevention methods internally and externally.
  • Prepare, process, and review environmental permits and licenses.
  • Advise and train personnel on environmental standards and procedures.
  • Respond to complaints and violations of environmental health regulations.
  • Make environmental standard and ensure compliance through audits or inspections.

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Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Protection Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Environmental Protection Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. For Environmental Protection Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $76K.

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Key Stats for Environmental Protection Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Environmental Protection Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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